Mercedes E-Class Estate E220d Sport 5dr 9G-Tronic Review

Category: Estate car

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
diesel
Gearbox:
semi-auto
Doors:
5 doors
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RRP £42,285What Car? Target Price£41,047
Review

It's not cheap, but the Mercedes E-Class Estate is classy and impressively refined. It's also generally comfortable, easy to drive, well equipped and a compelling option in the luxury estate car sector. Crucially, its boot beats the BMW 5 Series Touring's and Volvo V90's for luggage room, although the V90 does have more spacious rear seats. The E300de plug-in hybrid has the best fuel economy of any equivalent PHEV once the battery is depleted.

Even this entry-level Sport trim is brimming with kit. You get cruise control, power-folding door mirrors, two-zone climate control, 17in alloy wheels, ambient lighting, heated front seats, four-way electric front seats with lumbar adjustment, leather seat trim, 40/20/40 split-folding rear seats, front and rear parking sensors, a rear-view camera, LED headlights, automatic lights and wipers, a 12.3in digital instrument screen, a 12.3in infotainment screen, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto smartphone mirroring, sat-nav, wireless phone-charging and a host of safety aids, including traffic sign recognition and blind-spot monitoring. If you want any extras you have to jump up a trim because you cannot add options.

This 191bhp 2.0-litre diesel engine has the lowest CO2 emissions of any non-plug-in E Class and it's RDE2 compliant. It comes with a nine-speed automatic gearbox as standard and is a surprisingly strong and flexible performer, with a 0-62mph time of 7.8sec. It's reasonably quiet and should average 45mpg if you drive it respectfully. It's our pick of the range.


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Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH7.8 seconds
Fuel TypeDiesel
GearboxSEMI-AUTO

Available colours

MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

50.4

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

640

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

148

g/km

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